Wine Estates of South Africa

including the renowned wine routes of the Western Cape, Garden Route and Northern Cape
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South Africa Wine Estates

South African Wine Estates - The Cape Winelands are, undoubtedly, one of South Africa’s most treasured attractions. They represent the heart of the wine-making industry in South Africa, which is now recognised all over the world for its top quality wines and its sheer variety.

The region is situated to the east of Cape Town, South Africa, which remains one of the world’s favourite destinations. The first wine ever produced here was by Dutch explorer Jan van Riebeeck in 1659. At least, this is the first time a wine production was recorded in the area. Less than 20 years later saw the first wine farm being established in modern Constantia. The first formal wine route was established in Stellenbosch in 1971.

The best known South African wine estates are members of the Cape Winelands include Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, Wellington, Constantia, Robertson, the Swartland, the Breede River Valley, and Durbanville. The wine farms in these areas produce a vast array of wines, from red and white wines, to sparkling, dessert and rosé varieties. Cellar tours and wine tastings are essential during one’s time in the Winelands.

Due to the natural magnificence of this area as well as its proximity to oceans, mountains and the big city, the Cape Winelands continue to be popular amongst local travellers and international tourists alike. There are myriad options for adventure-lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and connoisseurs with a discerning palate for fine dining (and drinking!) throughout the Winelands. There is also plenty of accommodation in the Cape Winelands, due to the regions popularity.

Western Cape Winelands Map
Click on the wine route's name on the Western Cape map or select from the full list below, to view additional information about the route and for listings of all wine estates listed in the relevant area.

Cape Agulhas Wine Estates and Winelands Vredendal Accommodation Vredendal Accommodation Northern Cape Wine Estates and Winelands Olifants River Wine Estates and Winelands Clanwilliam Accommodation Clanwilliam Accommodation Citrusdal Accommodation Citrusdal Accommodation Saldanha Accommodation Saldanha Accommodation Swartland Wine Estates and Winelands Tulbagh Wine Estates and Winelands Malmesbury Accommodation Malmesbury Accommodation Darling Wine Estates and Winelands Wellington Wine Estates and Winelands Worcester Wine Estates and Winelands Durbanville Wine Estates and Winelands Paarl Wine Estates and Winelands Breedekloof Wine Estates and Winelands Robertson Wine Estates and Winelands Ladismith Accommodation Ladismith Accommodation Klein Karoo Wine Estates and Winelands Heidelberg Accommodation Heidelberg Accommodation Swellendam Accommodation Swellendam Accommodation Stellenbosch Accommodation Stellenbosch Accommodation Cape Town Accommodation Cape Town Accommodation Constantia Wine Estates and Winelands Elgin to Botrivier Wine Estates and Winelands Garden Route Wine Estates and Winelands Arniston Accommodation Arniston Accommodation Bredasdorp Accommodation Bredasdorp Accommodation Hermanus Accommodation Hermanus Accommodation Walker Bay Wine Estates and Winelands Helderberg Wine Estates and Winelands Bottelary Hills Wine Estates and Winelands Stellenbosch Berg Wine Estates and Winelands Greater Simonsberg Wine Estates and Winelands Stellenbosch Valley Wine Estates and Winelands Franschhoek Wine Estates and Winelands

Wine Estates and Vineyards

Wine Estates by Region

Cape Agulhas Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Cape Agulhas Accommodation

The official wine route of Cape Agulhas transports tourists to a charming part of the country and includes the area of Montagu. Although this is a relatively new wine route, its close proximity to other, better-established ... more information

Bottelary Hills Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Stellenbosch Accommodation

Nestled amidst the idyllic beauty of the Cape Winelands is the Bottelary Hills region, home to a number of acclaimed wine farms as well as to the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy. This area... more information

Breedekloof Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Rawsonville Accommodation

The Western Cape region of the Breedekloof is renowned for its picturesque wine farms, of which there are more than 25. Worcester, the Breede River and Rawsonville are all part of the appeal of this mountainous region... more information

Constantia Valley Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Constantia Accommodation

The wines produced in Constantia are recognised worldwide for being of the highest quality. For this reason, wine tastings and tours of the cellars are a must. These provide the opportunity to sample and purchase some of the... more information

Darling Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Darling Accommodation

The Darling Wine Route continues to delight more and more tourists every year. The wines produced here are of a fabulous quality, thanks to the beautiful weather and soils. Local labels include Tukulu, Darling Cellars... more information

Durbanville Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Durbanville Accommodation

Durbanville is in the heart of Wine Country, and does not fail to impress with its own range of renowned wines. This area is home to the Cape’s two coolest wine regions due to the icy breezes off the ocean and the mists that... more information

Elgin Valley Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Elgin Accommodation

The Elgin Valley is home to a number of wine farms, which do so well as a result of the cool climate, low pH of the soil and plentiful rainfall. Some of the farms include well known labels like Arumdale, Beaumont, Elgin... more information

Franschhoek Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Franschhoek Accommodation

Franschhoek has been one of South Africa’s chief wine-making regions for centuries, and this history permeates every element of the town. Historical architecture adds to the experience of sampling some of the world’s finest... more information

Garden Route Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Garden Route Accommodation

The Garden Route produces some fantastic wines. The cool, wet winters and temperate summers (with their own fair share of rains) make for the perfect conditions in which to cultivate a range of red, white and rosé wines... more information

Greater Simonsberg Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Stellenbosch Accommodation

Greater Simonsberg is a wine region within Stellenbosch, which remains one of the world’s top wine producing destinations. Being situated within the idyllic beauty of the Western Cape and its Winelands, Greater... more information

Helderberg Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Helderberg Accommodation

The Helderberg Region is part of the wine-producing hub of the Cape Winelands in the Western Cape. It comprises the Strand, Somerset West and Gordon’s Bay, along with a few of the other small surrounding towns. Therefore... more information

Klein Karoo Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Klein Karoo Accommodation

The dry, harsh conditions of the Klein Karoo are actually ideal for the production of excellent wines. The summers are very hot and dry, while winters can hit major lows. The range of wines produced here is extremely varied as... more information

Northern Cape Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Northern Cape Accommodation

With a completely different climate to the Cape Winelands, the Northern Cape produces a number of ranges of wines that boast unique flavours. The wine farms in the east have soils with a higher natural acid content and a... more information

Olifants River Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Cederberg Accommodation

This wine route extends between Citrusdal, along the river, to Lutzville Vineyards. With its exquisite combination of river and ocean views, set against the backdrop of rolling vineyards that seem to go on for miles, Olifants River Wine Route... more information

Paarl Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Paarl Accommodation

This route combines world-class wines with breath-taking scenery to create an idyllic destination for just about anybody. The sweltering, dry summers and chilly winters give Paarl the perfect climate for an array of wine varieties. Whether... more information

Robertson Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Robertson Accommodation

There are almost 50 million vines in the Robertson Valley Wine Route, which produce more than 200 000 tons of wine grapes every year. The most common wines found along this wine route are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon... more information

Stellenbosch Berg Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Stellenbosch Accommodation

Stellenbosch is an integral part of the Cape Winelands, being the home of a vast array of the wines that have earned this region such acclaim amongst wine connoisseurs. It has a mountainous topography, with a number of the exquisite... more information

Stellenbosch Valley Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Stellenbosch Accommodation

Well-known wine labels along the Stellenbosch Valley Wine Route include Zevenwacht, JC Le Roux, Amani, Bottelary Hills, Meerlust, Bergkelder, Oude Libertas, Spier, Neethlingshof, and Welmoed. However, there... more information

Swartland Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Swartland Accommodation

The Santam Swartland Wine & Olive Route is the official name of the route established in the Swartland in 1986, and describes the taste bud phenomenon of this scenic paradise. Set against the magnificent backdrop... more information

Tulbagh Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Tulbagh Accommodation

The wineries of Tulbagh range from intimate homely cellars that produce honest wines to boutique estates known for their award-winning labels. Twee Jongen Gezellen is known for being the first night harvesting... more information

Walker Bay Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Hermanus Accommodation

The Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley is one of the most productive regions in terms of the production of wines. It has the ideal climate, as the icy wind from the Atlantic Ocean cools it down. In addition, the mountains... more information

Wellington Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Wellington Accommodation

This area is an ideal wine-growing region owing mainly to its soils and the suitability of its climate. Grapevines are known to flourish under tough conditions, and Wellington has just the right combination of sunshine... more information

Worcester Wine Estates

Where to Stay: Worcester Accommodation

The area of Worcester has been producing wines for generations, and is nationally acclaimed for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc, as well as the lesser known Columbar. In fact, the Worcester Wine Route contributes... more information

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Did you know?
There are over 560 wineries in the Cape, divided into 4 main regions: The Breede River Valley, The Little Karoo, Coastal and Olifants River.

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